Presidenty Lungu Delivering his speech
President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has urged officers in the security wings to remain non partisan as the nation goes to the polls.

President Lungu says this is important as their duty is to maintain peace and security for all Zambians and the nation at large.

Speaking when he commissioned 48 newly built housing units for Police officers in Lusaka’s Chelstone police camp this afternoon, President Lungu says the houses are part of the 2, 350 housing units being constructed throughout the country at a total cost of US$320 million.

He says government is equal to the task and determined to mitigate the country’s infrastructure deficit in general and the housing shortage in particular affecting officers in the defence and security institutions, within the short and medium term.

President Lungu has since thanked Avic International, the contractors for the project, for heeding to the call to complete the houses before March month end after commencing construction works in September last year.

Speaking earlier, Home Affairs Minister Davies Mwila says government will do the ground breaking for the construction of more Police houses in Kabwe and on the Copperbelt in the first week of April.

And Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja says the police officers have been struggling with the shortage of staff accommodation for many years, and that efforts by government to accommodate them are recommendable as they are aimed at motivating staff to work harder.

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24 COMMENTS

  1. The first ever employee to get a salary rise for doing nothing. Wrungu clueless,visionless,hopeless,brainless,useless and a drunkard.

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    • that is why i always say, the so called educated zambians are just regurgitators. they have no sense of self reasoning and thinking. Why do you still want to house police officers in one camp? why not let them live in the various communities? This clearly shows that the police in zambia is a force and not a service. the police are like the internal army of the country, meant to fight the citizens rather than serve them. the question is why is this so? well, this system was copied from the british during colonial rule. they housed the turn coats cops of those days like sata so that they could manipulate them and keep them immuned from the plight of the community thereby enforcing the law as prescribed by the whites without any cringe in their consciousness.

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    • @ Nostradamus
      this was your Uncle`s project,, ba Sata loved his Police men,,, now lungu and amos Chanda are turning it police into police force,, wamona boyi ka

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    • @Ndobo, Ba Sata was a good officer, he never arrested anyone… he was just good as an “informer”. Manje uyu Shi Tasila, even chase Libongani na Charity so he can solidify the force with some Kanganja. Maybe the officers will help him go up to 19% votes.

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  2. Well done! Our men and women in uniform deserve decent accommodation.

    Somehow this will upset UPND cadres.

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  3. Instead of paying them enough so they live witin the community…you are wasting $320m of borrowed money on housing…going back to UNIP policies who pays for maintenance when its rent free. Misplaced priorities by this lazy bum!

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  4. Paul Moonga (2016) the President’s salary is a very tiny proportion of the huge amount of money the UPND leader collected after presiding over a highly suspicious privatisation process of the mining companies in Zambia in the 1990s. Mr Hichilema recommended to the previous government to sell the mines at a song and collected huge sums of money for his personal use and walked away

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    • Assage that huge sum collected by HH was put to good use. look at HH now fighting for the fired nurses, students and the masses. The huge sum has also increased his prospects of being in charge of the whole nation. Now Tell us where the surplus PF inherited evaporated to.

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    • You will just die of envy. Work hard to make yours as well instead of talking about other people.

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  5. Strictly speaking, what we have are not leaders but vultures, mercenaries, hyenas out to enjoy, enrich themselves at the expense of the poor.

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  6. Many companies are struggling to pay salaries and workers are being retrenched every day. Equally, the government is also struggling to meet its wage bill. It is shocking that in the current financial and economic difficulties the country is going through, the President and other key political leaders of this country can have their salaries increased. It goes beyond selfishness, greed and vanity

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  7. “President Lungu commissions 48 newly built houses for Police officers” says the headline yet we are not treated to a picture of the type of houses being commissioned we instead get a picture of Lungu who is not the main subject matter! If photo journalists love Lungu’s face so much why don’t they give the readership split images? Picture visuals offer much more value to what is being reported! Too much of Lungu’s face is annoying! At least to me! Could the photo journalists give us pictures on subject matter at hand than those of officiating officials!

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  8. LT, THIS IS A TECHNOLOGY TIME WHERE ALMOST EVERYTHING (IF NOT EVERYTHING) IS POSSIBLE. WHILE THIS IS THE CASE, I WOULD LIKE TO BELIEVE THAT THE RUNNING OF LT IS PHYSICALLY IN LUSAKA. THEREFORE, IT’S WONDER THAT LT CAN JUST FLOOD US WITH TEXT INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW POLICE ‘CAMP’ WITHOUT HAVING MIXED IT UP WITH PICTORIAL INFORMATION. IF THIS FUNCTION WAS HAPPENING IN LUSAKA AND YOU CAN FAIL TO GIVE US IMAGES OF THE ‘CAMP’ THEN WHERE WILL IT BE POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO INCLUDE PICTURES IN YOU EDITORIALS?

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  9. Pay everyone a decent wage and they can live anywhere they wish. Why try to accommodate every civil servant in the country? SMH!!

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  10. First UPND too much envy, bitterness and jealous. Security personnel world over live in institutional houses for obvious reasons. You will die of high blood pressure whilst we vote back President Lungu in office.
    Travel and see what development PF is undertaking and you will collapse

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    • Do not confuse the Army with the police; there is a reason why soldiers live in barracks….again let me retaliate if someone opposes it does not mean that the belong to some silly party what we are concern about is prudent use of taxpayers resources.
      Wake up!!

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  11. These UPND morons never cease to amaze me! Not long ago their under 5 president was busy promising security personel decent wages and accomodation, now PF is addressing the same issues but they are busy comdemning, what kind of thinking is this? This is what we call being clueless, oppossing everything for the sake of it. Under five politics indeed!!

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  12. @Manix, think first before you start frothing at the mouth. When the ‘ under 5’ was talking, he was looking at a normal or ideal economic situation. The PF government is now deaf, dumb and blind broke, requiring prioritization, and Police houses are supposed to be very far down the list.

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  13. Mr Lungu please!!,,its like you are not even learned,,as layer. that’s home affairs ministry sir,,!! for you its cream for creams sake lol…desperation!!!

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